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Cyber bill on Senate's 2012 agenda

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the issue will come up during the first work period of the new year.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Harry Reid , Senate

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 07:11pm EST

DoD comptroller says $450B in cuts challenging enough

Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary and comptroller for DoD, says that Defense is focusing on making mandated cuts while waiting for Congress to pass 2012 appropriations bill.

Tags: Mike McCord , DoD , Excellence in Government conference , budget , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 12:22pm EST
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Congress hops aboard the minibus

Congress crafted a partial measure to fund some agencies through fiscal year 2012 and extend a continuing resolution for others. Erik Wasson of The Hill acknowledges that the current budget process has been the most complicated he's seen.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , supercommittee , House , Senate , OMB , Jack Lew , John McCain , budget 2012 , Michael OConnell , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 01:30pm EST
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Details about supercommittee cuts remain elusive

With a week until the deficit panel's deadline, Bill Frenzel, a guest scholar of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, said details about what will be cut and by how much remain up in the air. "At the point, we don't know where any of these axes are going to fall," he said.

Tags: House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , Bill Frenzel , Brookings Institution , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:05pm EST
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House expected to pass bill to help unemployed vets

The Associated Press reports that the House is expected to overwhelming support a bill that would help unemployed vets and government contractors. The Senate has already passed the bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , House

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:48am EST

Congressional leadership gets in mix of supercommittee negotiations

Emily Pierce is Senate editor at Roll Call.

Tags: Emily Pierce , Roll Call , supercommittee , In Depth , budget ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:18pm EST
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OSTP wants ideas on sharing data

The Office of Science and Technology Policy is turning to industry and academia for ideas on how to make sure publicly funded research data is available to the public. Under the America Competes Act, unclassified federally funded research has to be accessible to the public. OSTP wants ideas on how to make sure the data can be preserved, that it's interoperable and accessible, and that it can be reused and re purposed effectively. OSTP will develop recommendations for agency data policy and report them to Congress.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:51pm EST
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